The Gujarat govt on Wednesday admitted within the Meeting that compared to 2018, over 32 lakh much less person-days of labor used to be generated in 2019 within the state below the Mahatma Gandhi Nationwide Rural Employment Ensure Act (MNREGA) scheme of the Centre.
As consistent with the information shared via the BJP govt throughout the Query Hour, as towards 4.05 crore person-hour of labor generated in 2018, a complete of three.72 crore person-hour of labor used to be generated in 2019, an opening of round 32 lakh person-hours.
All the way through a heated debate over MNREGA, a scheme which gives social safety via making certain at least 100 days of paid paintings to rural other folks, Congress MLAs alleged wages weren’t paid on time to beneficiaries since the BJP-led govt on the Centre used to be delaying unencumber of grant.
Whilst Agriculture Minister R C Faldu claimed all pending wages were cleared around the state, Virji Thummar (Congress) claimed even though the dues had been cleared now, the beneficiaries weren’t paid for just about 3 months.
Minister of State for Rural Building Bachubhai Khabad admitted that central grant below the scheme got here overdue this time.
“Wages had been paid overdue since the central grant is coming overdue. Even you might be accepting this. I’m shocked as a result of Narendra Modi is the Top Minister as of late.
“The BJP govt (in Gujarat) will have to now not face any issue now (for the reason that saffron birthday celebration may be in energy on the Centre),” mentioned Pravin Musadiya (Congress).
Senior Congress legislator Vikram Madam claimed the then BJP govt in Gujarat had adversarial the scheme when it used to be introduced throughout the UPA rule in 2005.
“When MNREGA used to be introduced, I used to be a Member of Parliament. I take into account that the scheme confronted opposition in Gujarat.
“So far as I do know, wages weren’t paid for just about 3 months. Is that this how the federal government works?” requested Mr Madam.
Deputy Leader Minister Nitin Patel refuted Madam’s declare, pronouncing it used to be PM Modi who had expanded the scope of the scheme.
Mr Patel mentioned as a substitute of looking forward to the central grant, the Gujarat govt can pay wages from its aspect after which settles the account after budget arrive from Delhi.
Deputy Chief of Opposition Shailesh Parmar (Congress) reminded Patel that it used to be PM Modi who had as soon as mentioned the scheme is a “dwelling monument” of the Congress” “failure”.
“It’s a sarcasm that regardless of pronouncing that, he had greater the grant for MNREGA. Regardless that you might be in energy on the Centre since six years, the folks in Gujarat are ravenous,” mentioned Mr Parmar.
Mr Patel hit again, pronouncing the scheme used to be mired in corruption when the Congress used to be in energy on the Centre.
“Now, wages are deposited without delay into the financial institution accounts (of beneficiaries). Middlemen of the Congress are left and not using a paintings now.
“Our PM has mentioned he’s going to fortify this scheme, which used to be not anything however a skeleton throughout the Congress rule,” mentioned the Deputy Leader Minister.